Today's update includes:

  • General Updates
  • BCHA & Industry Partners Urge Quick End to BCGEU Strike | Take Impact Survey
  • Webinar: How to Navigate Employee Layoffs | Resources from ABLE BC & go2HR
  • Northern BC Accommodators | Register Today for BCHA Live Industry Update Series
  • Save the Date! BC Tourism & Hospitality Conference March 1-3
  • Sign Up For Forward STAR
  • The Impact of Inclusive Hiring
  • BCHA & ABLE BC Announce SPARK BC Hotel & Liquor Conference | November 15
  • News - See more below!
  • BC | Canada News
  • World News
  • Industry Trends
  • Tipping Our Hat to Industry!
  • "You are Stronger Than You Think" - Jenny Gomes
  • Destination Vancouver wins Marketer of the Year!
  • Mark Your Calendars
  • Comment Card | Thoughts and Comments from Our Industry
  • Last Laugh | A Little Something to Make Our Members Smile
BCHA & Industry Partners Urge Quick End to BCGEU Strike | Take Impact Survey
Despite the BC Government and the BCGEU being back at the bargaining table, the BCGEU strike needs to end now in order to avoid further destruction to our industry. Yesterday, the BCHA joined a coalition of BC liquor, hospitality, cannabis, and business associations in releasing a letter to both the BC Government and the BCGEU, demanding a quick end to the strike. The impacts felt by our industry have been immediate, with product shortages causing reduced hours, closures, and long-term reputation damage for a sector still in recovery from COVID-19.

We are also asking the BCGEU to pause strike action while negotiations are underway as an act of good faith. Our industry cannot afford for this strike to continue.
Webinar: How to Navigate Employee Layoffs | Resources from ABLE BC & go2HR
ABLE BC & go2HR have partnered to offer resources to assist our industry with the current BCGEU strike, including a webinar on How to Navigate Employee Layoffs as businesses once again struggle with having to temporarily close their businesses.

The webinar will take place: Wednesday, August 31, 2022 | 10:00 am to 11:00 am

See additional resources:
Northern BC Accommodators | Register Today for BCHA Live Industry Update Series
As part of our commitment to engage and hear from members and colleagues across BC, the BCHA continues to host a number of in-person information & networking sessions. NEXT STOP? Prince Rupert and Terrace!

These FREE sessions include:
  • An engagement session 
  • Updates on advocacy efforts both provincially and federally
  • Information on current and emerging issues, along with ways to mitigate risk
  • Tools, resources, and benefits available to members
  • Networking portion with food and drinks provided​
Save the Date! BC Tourism & Hospitality Conference March 1-3
The BC Hotel Association (BCHA) and the Tourism Industry Association of British Columbia (TIABC) are excited to announce the 2023 BC Tourism & Hospitality Conference will return March 1-3, 2023. The 2023 conference will take place in Prince George and will bring an array of unique industry speakers and topics relating to the next chapter of tourism and hospitality within our province.
Sign Up For Forward STAR
STR's new Forward STAR is now live in VancouverToronto, Ottawa and Montreal, and will be followed by several other markets across Canada. The BCHA welcomes this fantastic tool to help with rate and channel management and encourages our members to sign up!

If you would like to sign up for this free addition to the STAR reports, please reach out to Emile Gourieux at info@str.com.
The Impact of Inclusive Hiring
Destination BC has shared information from the Presidents Group outlining the importance of cultivating an inclusive workplace. It is extremely important to understand that star employees currently exist in a talent pool that many employers often overlook. See the graphic below to discover several reasons why hiring people with disabilities makes business sense.
BCHA & ABLE BC Announce SPARK BC Hotel & Liquor Conference | November 15
The BCHA is pleased to partner with ABLE BC to bring the first ever SPARK | BC Hotel & Liquor Conference.

Taking place on November 15 at Granville Island in Vancouver, this event will bring together BC’s hospitality industry for an array of informative and industry-driven sessions that will SPARK ideas relating to growth, advocacy, labour, and more! The day will also include the BCHA AGM, a special lunch at Dockside restaurant, networking reception, and much more!
All industry members are welcome! Please stay tuned for more details!
Industry News & Quick Links
Tipping Our Hat to Industry
"You are Stronger Than You Think" - Jenny Gomes

Congratulations to Jenny Gomes, Employee Experience Manager at Sun Peaks Resort for receiving her Master of Arts in Leadership from Royal Roads University! Jenny began her program with a 10 month old baby in tow, which she said made some question her ability to successfully complete the program as a new mom. She had this to say:

"Was it easy? Absolutely not. Were there sacrifices? There were many. But it was definitely worth it. Thank you to everyone who supported me during this journey and for being my cheerleaders. Never doubt your own abilities; you are stronger than you think; investing in yourself is okay - as a women we tend to shy away from this and only look out for others, the “mom guilt”. Be that example that you want your kids to strive for, they’re always watching you! And most importantly have FUN!"
Destination Vancouver wins Marketer of the Year!

Congratulations to Destination Vancouver! The BC Chapter of the American Marketing Association (BCAMA) has named the BC DMO the winner of the coveted “Marketer of the Year” award for 2022! Now in its 50th year, the BCAMA’s prestigious honour is presented annually to an organization for the most outstanding integrated marketing strategy in the province.
“I’m so proud our team has been recognized by the BCAMA for their incredible work,” said Royce Chwin, President & CEO, Destination Vancouver. “This is our opportunity to tell the story of how our community and our industry came together in an unprecedented way to help keep Vancouver resilient, vibrant and forward-looking.” Visit: www.BCAMA.com/MOY
Mark Your Calendars
Metro Elects: Exploring the Region’s Top Issues and Opportunities
September 8
HAC & CBRE | 2023 Canadian Hotel Outlook
September 12th at 11:00 am (PST)
Foodservice Facts: Reset. Revive. Redefine.
September 14th, from 11:00 AM PST - 12:00 PM PST. 
2022 Western Canadian Lodging Conference
October 24th - 25th, 2022 | Hyatt Regency, Vancouver
Comment Card
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver Does Employee Appreciation
Pressure Mounts to Remove ArriveCAN App
Minister Mark Celebrates
Indigenous Tourism
YVR for Kids Charity Event
Industry Raises Funds for its Own at BCHF Victoria Golf Tournament!
Last Laugh